Monday, July 30, 2012

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter Review

Hello again! This weeks review is for Goddess Interrupted. The sequel to the book in last week's review, The Goddess Test. Feel free to share your opinions in the comments. Enjoy!

Goddess Interrupted by Aimée Carter

Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry's first wife, Persephone.


I received an ARC copy of this book not that long ago. After reading it's prequel ("The Goddess Test"), I immediately picked it up, eager to find out what happened next in Kate's life. This book did not disappoint!

Because this was an ARC copy, there were a few mistakes, but I'm going to assume that most, if not all, were fixed in the final edition.

The story starts with Kate returning from her Summer vacation in Greece with her best friend James, who also happens to be the Greek god Hermes. As soon as they return, the action and excitement begins. Kate's new husband- known as the ruler of the Underworld, Hades- along with the other gods are in the middle of a fight with their maker, Cronus, the big, bad titan. Though most of the conflict in this book is internal- and does get a little repetitive at times-, I was still turning the pages as fast as I could. The plot was interesting- a little slow at times, but still enjoyable.

Though some may question the originality of the 'evil-titan-seeking-revenge-on-the-gods' plot, the book does a great job of standing on its own and really giving the plot a nice twist.

The characters remain like they did in the original book, no sudden personality changes at all. {slight spoiler >>} My only problem that I had with character personality was Dylan- Ares, god of war- and how he doesn't want to fight in the upcoming battle. It just seems to me that the god of war would want to fight more than anybody else, you know? But other than that, the characters are still just as likeable as they were in the first book.

As to which book I like best ("The Goddess Test" or "Goddess Interrupted"), I have to say this one is my favorite so far. While reading the book, I felt that the first one was still better, but the ending to "Goddess Interrupted" changed that. The ending was amazing and will leave you begging for more! The next book ("The Goddess Inheritance") doesn't come out until next year though, but I will be eagerly awaiting for it!

I give this book a 4 out of 5! If you loved the first book, I would definitely pick this up! And if you haven't read the first book, what are you waiting for?


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